The Royal Engineers have taken delivery of a rapidly deployable Medium Girder Bridge for use on operations and humanitarian tasks, say the British Army.

The Medium Girder Bridge (MGB) will provide a lightweight medium gap capability and will “meet the challenges of the future integrated operating concept”.

According to a news release:

“Chosen for its versatility and deployability, the MGB can be configured in several different ways. These include the ability to concurrently build a 31-metre double-storey and a five-bay single storey version. It can also be used with any other MGB of any age.”

Lieutenant Colonel Brad Hardwick, Senior Staff Officer responsible for the Military Engineering Combat 2028 Programme, said:

“This modernised integrated capability will give the British Army ever greater freedom to delivery military effects at a time and place of its choosing, as part of the overall Modernising Defence Programme.”

Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin MP, said:

“These bridges provide our Armed Forces with vital capabilities in both Military and Disaster Relief operations.”

The Army will take delivery of 17 of these bridges.

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Ross
Ross
2 days ago

Any chance one can be used in Hammersmith?

Ron5
Ron5
2 days ago

Made by WFEL I believe

Ian M.
Ian M.
2 days ago

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Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker
1 day ago

Double story bridge? Officers upstairs and privates downstairs. I don’t know much about these bridges. What does it mean

Jacko
Jacko
1 day ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

One storey is a normal bridge if you want to increase the load class you have to double up the side panels one on top of the other. 😀 
Oh such fun on a Bailey bridge.there were all sorts of combinations.

Mickb
Mickb
1 day ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

Depends on the load your trying to achieve with the span of the bridge. Double is where you essentially have an upper and lower level to the bridge construction on an MGB. Good to see an upgrade coming through.

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Alex Omond
Alex Omond
1 day ago

Nice article, but what is the difference between the original MGB and this one if they can be combine with the older versions??